Joey Chestnut eats record 74 hot dogs, wins 11th Nathan's title
By admin - 2018-07-06 08:30:24

Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday after wolfing down a record 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Chestnut, who’s now won the Mustard Belt 11 times, had to first endure a bit of controversy though. According the Associated Press, a judging error led to some confusion over contestants’ totals when judges were unable to see that the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates.

Coney Island announcer Gorge Shea said the judging nearly tainted the contest.

“Frankly, the judging was just off,” Shea said. “Joey said, ‘Look at my plates,’ and Carmen said, ‘Look at my plates.’ We counted the plates that they had eaten and it was 64 and 74.”

For his part, Chestnut ignored the dispute and said he was feeling good and confident all day.

“I found a vicious rhythm,” the 34-year-old Chestnut said after the contest. “I was feeling good today.”

On the women’s side, Miki Sudo successfully defended her title as the top women’s competitor at the annual Brooklyn contest, inhaling 37 hot dogs and buns. The win marked her 5th consecutive title.

Meanwhile, Carmen Cincotti finished second to Chestnut with a final tally of 64 hot dogs and buns.

“At the end of the day, Joey Chestnut came in here and ate 74 hot dogs, broke a world record,” said Cincotti, who turned 26 Wednesday. “Apparently they were good dogs.”